WRITTEN BY GLORIA DONNELLY, USCRI

Only two percent of citizens are native to the land the U.S. encompasses, so most U.S. citizens have roots in other nations. Considering our history, there is nothing more American than an immigrant. Ensuring that every immigrant has access to housing, food, medical/mental health services and community support is critical to a successful resettlement journey. Resettling to a new country can be very intimidating and overwhelming. Our role as community members is to welcome members to their new homes and create an environment of trust, dignity, and self-determination. The need is great.

USCRI and The Church in Aurora has partnered with the community to meet the needs of our new neighbors. Please select the button below to see a posting of our immediate needs for donations. Residents may drop off urgently needed items in the driveway of The Church in Aurora on Saturday, June 18 , 2022, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • Receipts for tax purposes will be available to donors at the drop off site. Please complete the receipts and email a photo of the receipt to gloriadonnelly1@gmail.com. and keep the hard copy.
  • For more information about the work of USCRI or to donate money online, visit refugees.org.
  • For any questions or concerns, please contact Gloria Donnelly at gloriadonnelly1@gmail.com.

Select the button below for a list of urgent needs. These items should be new or in excellent condition and must be clean.  We do not accept clothing.

A few good volunteers are needed. Please contact Liz Sutter at the church if you can help. Thank you for your generosity!

Urgently Needed Items